Period
to 18 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 18 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 62 56
Rank change year-on-year +32 -6 +8
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 123 34 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 11.46% 4.33% 2.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 42.86% 26.36% 11.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 18 4
Essex median daily rate £500 £363 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.93% -19.44% +12.50%
10th Percentile £325 £131 £377
90th Percentile £613 £490 £630
East of England median daily rate £450 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +28.57% -12.50% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 6
Essex median hourly rate £45.00 - £37.50
10th Percentile £42.50 - £26.75
90th Percentile £58.25 - £43.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year -2.78% -53.55% +14.81%

SC Cleared is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Essex
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 287 129 218
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 26.75% 16.41% 24.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 71 146
Essex median daily rate £490 £400 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.50% +24.03% -19.38%
10th Percentile £302 £165 £225
90th Percentile £613 £550 £494
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £364
% change year-on-year +6.25% +9.97% -3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 32
Essex median hourly rate £13.50 £26.44 £34.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.96% -24.13% -16.02%
10th Percentile £12.32 £18.46 £15.75
90th Percentile £48.84 £39.90 £45.90
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £27.62
% change year-on-year -2.78% -34.83% +28.47%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in Essex

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SC Cleared in Essex.

Contractor daily rate trend for SC Cleared in Essex

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Essex over the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in Essex

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Essex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in Essex

SC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the Essex region over the 6 months to 18 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Southend-on-Sea +21 29 £525 +96.90% 4
Harlow 0 23 £450 - 4
Basildon +5 2 £403 +168.33% 2
Chelmsford -1 1 - -
SC Cleared
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Essex region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 123 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 39 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (29.27%) DevOps
4 29 (23.58%) Scrum
5 26 (21.14%) Linux
5 26 (21.14%) JIRA
6 23 (18.70%) Confluence
6 23 (18.70%) Java
7 22 (17.89%) Oracle
8 20 (16.26%) SQL
9 19 (15.45%) MySQL
10 18 (14.63%) Unix
10 18 (14.63%) Ansible
11 17 (13.82%) User Stories
12 15 (12.20%) Problem-Solving
12 15 (12.20%) Microsoft Office
12 15 (12.20%) Microsoft
12 15 (12.20%) Shell Script
13 14 (11.38%) Configuration Management
13 14 (11.38%) Git (software)
14 13 (10.57%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (10.57%) Pentaho
15 12 (9.76%) Project Management
15 12 (9.76%) Amazon AWS
16 11 (8.94%) Open Source
16 11 (8.94%) Puppet
16 11 (8.94%) TDD
16 11 (8.94%) Risk Management
16 11 (8.94%) Acceptance Criteria
16 11 (8.94%) Continuous Deployment

SC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 23 (18.70%) Confluence
2 9 (7.32%) Skype for Business
3 7 (5.69%) SharePoint
4 5 (4.07%) IBM Notes
4 5 (4.07%) WebSphere
4 5 (4.07%) WildFly
5 3 (2.44%) Apache
5 3 (2.44%) IBM Domino
5 3 (2.44%) JBoss
5 3 (2.44%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.63%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.81%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 15 (12.20%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (7.32%) Microsoft Project
3 8 (6.50%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (2.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (1.63%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.76%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.63%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (1.63%) PaaS
4 1 (0.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (0.81%) Office 365
4 1 (0.81%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.13%) Skype
2 5 (4.07%) Firewall
3 4 (3.25%) Network Security
4 2 (1.63%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (1.63%) DCCP
4 2 (1.63%) HTTP
4 2 (1.63%) Internet
4 2 (1.63%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.81%) Cisco Firepower
5 1 (0.81%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.81%) MPLS
5 1 (0.81%) VoIP
5 1 (0.81%) VSAN
5 1 (0.81%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (15.45%) MySQL
2 13 (10.57%) Pentaho
3 7 (5.69%) Hadoop
3 7 (5.69%) Relational Database
3 7 (5.69%) SQL Server
4 6 (4.88%) RDBMS
5 5 (4.07%) Geospatial Data
5 5 (4.07%) GIS
6 2 (1.63%) BODI
6 2 (1.63%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.63%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 2 (1.63%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.81%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.81%) HBase
7 1 (0.81%) Impala
7 1 (0.81%) Ingres
7 1 (0.81%) JasperReports
7 1 (0.81%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 26 (21.14%) JIRA
2 14 (11.38%) Git (software)
3 11 (8.94%) Jenkins
4 5 (4.07%) Selenium
4 5 (4.07%) SoapUI
5 4 (3.25%) Artifactory
5 4 (3.25%) JUnit
5 4 (3.25%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (2.44%) Zephyr
7 2 (1.63%) CruiseControl
7 2 (1.63%) FishEye
7 2 (1.63%) Hudson
7 2 (1.63%) JIRA Agile
7 2 (1.63%) Robot Framework
7 2 (1.63%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.81%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.81%) JMeter
8 1 (0.81%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.81%) Maven
8 1 (0.81%) Subversion
General
1 4 (3.25%) Finance
2 2 (1.63%) Aerospace
2 2 (1.63%) Publishing
3 1 (0.81%) Electronics
3 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.81%) Marketing
3 1 (0.81%) Military
3 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (18.70%) Developer
2 13 (10.57%) Architect
3 10 (8.13%) DevOps Engineer
3 10 (8.13%) Pentaho Developer
4 9 (7.32%) Consultant
5 8 (6.50%) Analyst
6 7 (5.69%) Project Manager
7 6 (4.88%) AWS DevOps
7 6 (4.88%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 6 (4.88%) AWS Engineer
7 6 (4.88%) Java Developer
7 6 (4.88%) Security Architect
7 6 (4.88%) Technical Consultant
8 5 (4.07%) DevOps Developer
9 4 (3.25%) Configuration Engineer
9 4 (3.25%) SC Cleared Technical Consultant
9 4 (3.25%) Scrum Master
9 4 (3.25%) Security Manager
9 4 (3.25%) SOC Analyst
9 4 (3.25%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.13%) Web Services
2 6 (4.88%) Elastic Stack
2 6 (4.88%) Spring
3 5 (4.07%) REST
4 4 (3.25%) GWT
4 4 (3.25%) Middleware
4 4 (3.25%) RabbitMQ
4 4 (3.25%) Spring Boot
4 4 (3.25%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (2.44%) Apache Flex
5 3 (2.44%) Hibernate
5 3 (2.44%) JSON
6 2 (1.63%) RESTful
6 2 (1.63%) SOAP
7 1 (0.81%) .NET
7 1 (0.81%) Ajax
7 1 (0.81%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.81%) CSS
7 1 (0.81%) JMS
7 1 (0.81%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.07%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.44%) Client/Server
3 3 (2.44%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.44%) Virtual Team
4 2 (1.63%) PKI
4 2 (1.63%) PMI
4 2 (1.63%) Private Cloud
4 2 (1.63%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (1.63%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.81%) CESG
5 1 (0.81%) CMDB
5 1 (0.81%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.81%) Internet of Things
5 1 (0.81%) RSA SecurID
5 1 (0.81%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 26 (21.14%) Linux
2 18 (14.63%) Unix
3 9 (7.32%) Windows
4 2 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.63%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (29.27%) DevOps
3 29 (23.58%) Scrum
4 17 (13.82%) User Stories
5 15 (12.20%) Problem-Solving
6 14 (11.38%) Configuration Management
7 13 (10.57%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (9.76%) Project Management
9 11 (8.94%) Acceptance Criteria
9 11 (8.94%) Continuous Deployment
9 11 (8.94%) Open Source
9 11 (8.94%) Risk Management
9 11 (8.94%) Software Delivery
9 11 (8.94%) TDD
10 10 (8.13%) Kanban
11 9 (7.32%) Migration
12 8 (6.50%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (5.69%) PRINCE2
14 6 (4.88%) Information Security
14 6 (4.88%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (18.70%) Java
2 20 (16.26%) SQL
3 15 (12.20%) Shell Script
4 8 (6.50%) C
5 3 (2.44%) Java 8
5 3 (2.44%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.81%) C#
6 1 (0.81%) Embedded C
6 1 (0.81%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.81%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.81%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 123 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.69%) Degree
3 4 (3.25%) DV Cleared
3 4 (3.25%) PMP
4 3 (2.44%) BC Cleared
4 3 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.44%) CISSP
4 3 (2.44%) ISEB
4 3 (2.44%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.44%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.63%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.63%) CCNA
5 2 (1.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (1.63%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (0.81%) CCNP
6 1 (0.81%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.81%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.81%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (0.81%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.88%) PMO
2 5 (4.07%) QA
3 4 (3.25%) ISO 9000
4 3 (2.44%) Def Stans
4 3 (2.44%) PCI DSS
4 3 (2.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.63%) GDPR
5 2 (1.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (1.63%) JSP 440
System Software
1 9 (7.32%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.25%) Docker
3 2 (1.63%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.81%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (0.81%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 18 (14.63%) Ansible
2 11 (8.94%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (8.94%) Puppet
3 2 (1.63%) QRadar
3 2 (1.63%) Terraform
4 1 (0.81%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.81%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.81%) Kibana
4 1 (0.81%) logstash
4 1 (0.81%) Nexpose
4 1 (0.81%) PowerCLI
4 1 (0.81%) SCCM
4 1 (0.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 22 (17.89%) Oracle
2 15 (12.20%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.69%) IBM
4 5 (4.07%) Lotus
5 4 (3.25%) Cisco
5 4 (3.25%) Informatica
6 3 (2.44%) Adobe
6 3 (2.44%) Google
6 3 (2.44%) VMware
7 2 (1.63%) AppDynamics
7 2 (1.63%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.63%) Juniper
8 1 (0.81%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.81%) Forcepoint
8 1 (0.81%) Fortinet
8 1 (0.81%) Intel
8 1 (0.81%) Rapid7
8 1 (0.81%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.81%) Symantec
8 1 (0.81%) WatchGuard